The Toyota 86 / Scion FRS is a sporty car that holds its own both on the street and track, but what if you were to replace its D-4S boxer engine with an electric powerplant? Meet this electrified Toyota 86 by auto enthusiast Philip Schuster, which is now powered by a first-generation 2014 Nissan Leaf powertrain generating 200 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Instead of swapping in the electric powertrain’s direct drive unit, Schuster decided to do things the hard way and mate the six-speed manual transmission of the 86 to the new setup. This required a custom-fabricated adapter and a specific Honda clutch, of which the Suzuki Jimny, Fiat Multipla, and a Porsche 911 were tried. It has as total of 48 battery modules- 16 batteries where the engine once was, 12 in the fuel tank area, and the last 20 in the trunk where the spare wheel used to sit.
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